History of University Park
A Unique Partnership
In late 1980 local developer Pat Neal and international entrepreneurs, Rolf and Barbara Pasold, purchased 300 acres of pristine low pine flatwoods owned by State Farm insurance agents that was used as a hunting preserve. Painstaking planning of this 1,200 home master-planned community took nearly 5 years and the developers’ commitment to the preservation of the natural beauty of the property is still evident today and a tribute to the founding fathers.
This unique Neal/Pasold partnership which seamlessly combined American achievement and European inspiration gave rise to an award-winning residential community recognized with several prestigious awards including Best Design in America, Best Community in the Southeast and Best Development in the Region.
For 25 years, the Neal and Pasold families oversaw the growth and further development of this thriving community and country club while focused on environmental stewardship and the preservation of the original natural beauty of this land.
University Park marked many milestones throughout its 30-year history. Here are some of the highlights:
Pat Neal and Rolf Pasold purchased the land that would become University Park.
The first homes in Hampton Green and Regents Park were sold.
The country club opens with 18 holes of championship golf.
University Park received Best Community Design in America award – National Association of Home Builders and Professional Builders.
Golf Digest 4-star rating awarded.
Named Best Community in the Region.
Mandatory Resident Membership enacted.
A Bright New Future
30 years later, located in what was once considered a remote locale, University Park can be found in the heart of the bustling University Parkway corridor in a setting unmatched in our area, making it one of the most sought-after communities in our region. The recent turnover of the community association and purchase of the Country Club in 2019 paved the way for resident stewardship and a brighter future.
Final home in Lansdowne Crescent is completed.
Recreation District purchases Country Club.
Community association turned over to residents – 7 person board elected.
Club Restaurant Expansion and Renovation project begins.
New Community Center!
The former real estate sales office at the entrance to University Park has gotten a facelift! A complete interior renovation was undertaken, including the addition of two large meeting spaces equipped with the latest technology. Resident artwork will be displayed in The Gallery at UP, in the open atrium lobby facing the golf course, adding interest and relevance to this vibrant new space. Community association offices are located in the new space which will be used for community, club and recreation district meetings, as well as small gatherings.
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Office closed weekends